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What Pubs, Bars and Restaurants are back open in Dublin?

It’s an exciting time for students in Dublin...and it’s not because they can finally get their hair cut! Pubs and restaurants are finally reopening after months of closure due to COVID-19. While the new rules and guidelines will make things look quite a bit different, we’re still delighted to see some of our favourite haunts open up again! Here is a list of our favourite student-friendly bars in Dublin.

Token - Smithfield

This restaurant/bar/retro arcade in Smithfield is a favourite of Dublin students. You can relive your youth on over 40 arcade games or pinball machines or sit down for an epic meal and pint. While they have been keeping locals rehydrated with takeaway cocktails these past few weeks, we’re so happy to see they have been able to fully open for July with socially distanced seating in place.

Wigwam - Middle Abbey Street

Our Brazilian residents know Wigwam too well! Their bottomless brunch features some classic Brazilian dishes such as pão de quiejo and feijoada which will delight any Brazilian students who are missing home. While their infamous club nights are a while away, they’ve added a Tiki Bar to the basement which we think is a pretty great substitute.

The Woolshed - Parnell Street

Live sports...does anyone remember that? It was a long 3 months without sports, but with Europe’s major football leagues returning to action last month, memories of watching our favourite teams in The Woolshed came flooding back! Dublin students’ favourite sports bar is back open, and is taking group bookings while ensuring social distancing is maintained at all times. Watching some football with a drink in one hand, and spicy chicken wings in the other is a welcome return to normalcy. 

Capitol Bar - Aungier Street

Students and cocktails aren’t the most common couple, mostly due to financial differences (the struggle is real), but Capitol Bar on Aungier Street throws that notion on its head with some amazing deals on their cocktails! Their newly added late-night pizza bar is a welcome addition to this student hot spot, and has been going down a treat since doors reopened. While walk-ins are accepted, they are subject to availability with bookings flying in from thirsty students.


How do 2-for-1 pizzas and cocktails sound? Because that’s what Pyg are offering their customers for the whole of July! If you’ve ever walked down South William Street in Dublin’s Creative Quarter, you’ll no doubt have heard the pumping music and crowds of people sipping drinks outside of Pyg. They’re taking bookings for groups of up to 8, and seats are hard to come by so make sure you plan your visit in advance!

Anti Social

Anti Social is one of Dublin’s newest bars, located on Francis Street which is fast-becoming one of the city’s hippest areas. When a bar’s toasties are as well known as their great drinks and events, you know you’re in for a tasty feast! This bar may be further away from Point Campus than the other spots on our list, but we promise you, you won't be disappointed. 

BrewDog Outpost

BrewDog Outpost was one of the most-affected bars in the capital, situated right in the heart of the docklands and having only opened months prior to the lockdown. You can practically see BrewDog from Point Campus and it’s a local favourite of our residents. They certainly haven’t been resting these past few months as we’ve seen some exciting new dishes being tested on their social media. We’re particularly excited about their new Seitan Wings! Bookings and walk-ins will be accepted with tables available for 2-hour sittings.

Organising epic parties at Point Campus is one of our favourite things to do for our residents, and while this won’t be possible for another few months, we’re really happy that our residents and students can still enjoy themselves in Dublin with a few drinks and some great company. If you’d like more information on our student accommodation, drop us a line on social media or get in touch with us by clicking here.


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